TOC – EPUB 3 Update

February 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

EPUB 3 update panel included Robert Kasher (Book Masters), Keith Fahlgren (Threepress Consulting Inc.), George Kerscher (Daisy Consortium), Bill Kasdorf (Apex Content Solutions) EPUB 3 was just announced this morning by the IDPF.  The final draft of standard being readied for release at BEA 2011.  http://idpf.org/epub/30 – public release of standard here, ready for comment, looking for lots […]

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eBook Sales “Off The Charts”

June 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Every picture tells a story, and this one tells us that eBook sales are flying off the charts.  These numbers are released by the IDPF each quarter.   Figures represent US trade wholesale eBook sales.  Q1 2010 sales = 91 million.

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EPUB logo is here

June 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

The new ePUB logo is here.  Considering the camel text, I guess I will now start typing ePUB instead of EPUB. The logo is available in color, black/white, and gray scale versions from the IDPF site.  The IDPF held a contest for the logo design and it was won by Ralph Burkhardt of Stuttgart, Germany.  […]

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EPUB logo contest

April 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

The IDPF is hosting a contest for the design of the EPUB logo.  All individuals, companies, educational institutions and other groups are eligible to submit entries.  Entries must be received by May 7th at 2400 hours.  The winning design will receive $1000 cash and two tickets to attend the IDPF Digital Book 2010 at BEA.  […]

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New Articles of Interest

December 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

The e-book, the e-reader, and the future of reading Wholesale ebook sales for October – are more than entire 3rd quarter of previous year George Kerscher wins IDPF election The future of e-books: E vs. P—or BOTH? Resouce of the Week — A Freebie for Info Pros from ebrary « ResourceShelf

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New Articles of Interest

December 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

Bill Clinton Pens New Britannica Article on Dayton Accords IDPF elections: Faster e-book standards-making expected—given BOTH presidential candidates’ platforms Springer Group, Second-Leading STM Publisher, Sold by/to Private Equity Firms – 12/11/2009 – Library Journal Canadian Private School Switches to Sony e-Readers   – 12/9/2009 8:28:00 AM – Publishers Weekly Baker & Taylor Acquires Blackwell North […]

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eBook Readers and Standards, where to next? webinar summary

November 18th, 2009 · Comments Off

I attended the eBook Readers and Standards, where to next? webinar today.  My notes (done real time, please excuse typos) are below. Speakers:  SarahRotman Epps, Forrester Analyst and Michael Smith, IDPF Executive Director

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Standards · Surveys/Statistics

Webinar on eBook Standards

October 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

Thanks to TeleRead for the heads up on this one. eBook  Readers and Standards…..Where to Next? Webinar, November 18th, 11:00 EST Speakers:  Michael Smith, Director of the IDPF and Sarah Rotman Epps, eBook Market Analyst at Forrester As the eBook market rapidly unfolds, it seems to get more complex by the day. Publishers are struggling […]

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EPUB maintenance to begin this month

August 17th, 2009 · Comments Off

An IDPF Press Release: IDPF Launches EPUB Standards Maintenance Work The EPUB standards are open and living specifications, rapidly gaining momentum. The members of the working group are committed to assisting with corrections and improvements to the EPUB standards that will lead to wider adoption and greater accessibility. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) August 16, 2009 — […]

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May eBook Sales +197%

August 7th, 2009 · Comments Off

The IDPF released May statistics on eBook sales.  They are up $197%, approximately 23 million in revenues.  See the IDPF site for the detailed stats.

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Tags: Surveys/Statistics